I’m ridiculously excited to reveal the cover of my forthcoming short story collection to the world.
Coralesque and Other Tales to Disturb and Distract is scheduled for worldwide release on 15th April 2021 through IFWG Publishing Australia. The book has been going through the production process over the last few months, and the cover art has just been finalised.
I couldn’t be happier with artist Greg Chapman’s design and execution of the cover, which ties in well with not only the title story, but provides a fitting sense of foreboding for the other tales contained within its dark and weird pages.
Ta da! Here it is:
Isn’t she a ripper? 🙂
I’m also thrilled to have multi-award-winning writer, Steven Paulsen (author of Shadows on the Wall) contribute the introduction to my collection. I was honoured and humbled by Steven’s generous words, and hope I live up to them!
Pre Orders for Coralesque and other Tales to Disturb and Distract will be available early 2021, but here’s a little teaser of what you can expect:
A surfer who becomes horrifyingly one with the sea. A new mother’s devastating search for belonging. A stone gargoyle with a violent history. A fisher boy who discovers the real cost of forbidden love. A farmer whose delight at drought-breaking rain quickly turns to terror. A hedonistic rock star who manifests double trouble. A young girls’ chilling quest for justice. A dirty ex-cop with a dirtier secret. An unscrupulous mayor’s solution to rid her city of the homeless …
These are just some of the characters you’ll meet in Coralesque and Other Tales to Disturb and Distract, a collection of dark offerings comprising short stories alongside a smattering of flash and poetry.
Introduced by multi-award-winning author, Steven Paulsen, Rebecca Fraser’s collection brings together an eclectic mix of new work, along with previously published, award-nominated, and prize-winning fiction, embracing a diversity of styles from gothic to cyberpunk, to contemporary horror, fantasy, dystopia…and every dark cranny in between.
From the harsh terrain of the Outback, to the depths of the Pacific Ocean, the wilds of Tasmania, dystopian futures, enchanted lands, and the familiarity of suburbia, Coralesque and Other Tales to Disturb and Distract takes readers on a journey into unsettling, unforgiving, and unforgettable territory.
For more information, visit IFWG’s Cover Reveal announcement here. You’ll also find details about their other exciting titles due for release in the coming months. This is my second publication with IFWG, and I couldn’t be happier to be part of their ever-expanding international stable of talented authors.
My first release was Curtis Creed and the Lore of the Ocean, a middle grade fantasy adventure that’s garnered wonderful reviews from readers of every age – one for the young, and young at heart.
Thanks for your ongoing interest and support in my work, dear readers. x
Happy writing, happy reading, and happy days.